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Comment: Re:You don't (Score 1) 683

I agree this is a common problem, but not for the reasons you list. The best software that I have read comes from experienced programmers, who through education and enumerable amounts of experience can construct robust designs that are elegant, powerful and scalable. Every engineer can bring ideas to the table and it is important for a work environment be conducive to criticism, design discussions and most importantly change. My suggestion is to change his code and comment it as much as possible. Sometimes people don't get the point and if you have to live with their mess, do yourself a favor and fix it. I do this everyday, fix other people's code, mumble to myself and then move on.

Comment: A Bright America (Score 1) 602

by SleeknStealthy (#42233967) Attached to: A US Apple Factory May Be Robot City
This is the only way manufacturing should be done. Not only will many jobs be created, to program, design and assemble the robots, but all jobs will be well paid and exploitation free. We want this type of manufacturing to be done in the United States, it creates high quality jobs and supports the human rights standards that we as a nation believe in. I am no Apple fanboy, but this is also a huge win for their customers, because humans can not match the precision of robotic manufacturing. Good news for nerds.

Comment: If you cannot math (Score 1) 583

by SleeknStealthy (#35465472) Attached to: CS Profs Debate Role of Math In CS Education
you cannot be an engineer. Honestly, the one discipline that cannot lower its core requirements is Engineering (CS included). I agree on one hand, too many CS majors do not have a clue how to actually develop real software when they graduate college. This especially happens when CS is a part of the math (arts and science) dept, but this total focus on theory is the problem, not because the students must understand high level math. IMO, this is why CS should be a part of the Engineering college, to ensure the theory can be applied. Every engineer I know has passed Calculus 3, imho this should be a minimum req. to build systems that affect the lives of other people...just a thought.

Comment: Re:Make it stop..... (Score 1) 509

by SleeknStealthy (#34841580) Attached to: An Interview With C++ Creator Bjarne Stroustrup
Iterators are one of the most critical parts of c++ that help make generic programming powerful and efficient. You can reduce the complexity, increase conciseness and simplify logic for all containers in a generic case using templates and iterators. When you don't understand a language, it is very easy to find a strawman.

Comment: Calculated Risk (Score 1) 913

by SleeknStealthy (#32083620) Attached to: How Bad Is the Gulf Coast Oil Spill?
We have been drilling in bodies of water for over 100 years, such gross negligence for the environmental safety and the well being of the oil rig workers is criminal. Someone at BP and Transocean made a calculated risk believing that the cost of such safety system was less important than the cost of their employees and the environment. This is a disgraceful accident as it could have been easily prevented with technology we had thirty years ago, as a once supporter of offshore drilling I have realized companies and governments will always put the bottom line first and the cost of life second.

Comment: Re:Let's just hope... (Score 2, Insightful) 546

by SleeknStealthy (#31171368) Attached to: Interstellar Hydrogen Prevents Light-Speed Travel?
I am afraid toyota's quality problems far exceed simple material issues PPS / PA46 caused by a friction lever or faulty floor mats. Toyota stopped testing their cars properly prior to launch and relied on everyone else to be their test dummies. This is gross negligence on the part of any manufacturer and now they are only beginning to pay the price. I think everyone should be scared when they press on a brake and it takes a second to begin slowing the car down. You would think when you design a car the braking system would have a pretty high priority when testing. I mean if a car company gets one piece of equipment right, it should be the one to stop the 1 ton+ bullet flying out of control. I am just waiting for all the software bugs in the ECU to come out.

Comment: Re:Is it time to look yet? (Score 0, Flamebait) 368

by SleeknStealthy (#31076184) Attached to: KDE 4.4 Released Alongside Website Redesign
Well, Debian is actually a smart distro and still keeps kde 3.5 as the stable version of kde. this is because kde 4.0-3 has been horrific and unusable for just about anyone. Having said that, debian does try to provide the best vanilla kde experience possible and if you run kde 4 from testing or unstable (sid). Even still, I will try out 4.4 and cross my fingers, just because I used to be a kde fanboy.

Comment: Re:Don't use bootcamp, but I use Fusion (Score 1, Flamebait) 396

by SleeknStealthy (#28970645) Attached to: Windows Drains MacBook's Battery; Who's To Blame?
I am going to have to disagree with you, Apple OSX isn't: "uncannily power-efficient" but rather uncannily degrading the user experience in another OS. Apple is afraid that if their users never have to adjust to OSX they will just become another PC vendor and will lose on their profit margin. The new MacBooks driver support for the flawed mouse design is bad enough in OSX, but if you try to run it on Windows natively, just forget it, I found it nearly impossible (as with Linux). Apple is the most anti-consumer computer company in existence, this can only be expected.

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